Fast Track is S&T's summer math program that gives you an opportunity to earn credit by exam for algebra and trigonometry. By successfully completing the online Fast Track program and exams this summer, you can be more prepared and move ahead in your math. Success in Fast Track can allow you to take a more advanced course, or to take one semester of Calc I instead of two! If you are self-motivated, Fast Track can save you time and money on college math courses.

To be eligible for Fast Track, you must be a new incoming S&T freshman or transfer student who

- has attended and completed their A&R Day or Transfer Advising, and
- is registered for one of the following:
- Math 1103 Fundamentals of Algebra
- Math 1120 College Algebra
- Math 1160 Trigonometry
- Math 1210 Calculus I-A
- Math 1211 Calculus I-B

Once registered, you'll be part of a group of students working toward the same goal - improving your math placement for the fall. You'll do your work online through S&T's learning management system, Canvas, with S&T faculty ready and available to assist you as you progress through the program.

Fast Track is organized by Level - algebra and trigonometry - and each Level is divided into multiple lessons. You must complete each lesson in a Level before you move to the next lesson, and there are written exams at the end of each lesson that you can take at your own pace. Your starting Level will be determined by the Math Placement Advisor.

Once you have completed all the lessons for one Level, you will take a proctored exam. You may take the exam in the comfort of your own home, but you must arrange with the instructors for individual proctoring via Zoom. Students meeting a predefined standard on proctored exams will be awarded S&T credit for Math 1103 (Fundamentals of Algebra), Math 1140 (College Algebra), or Math 1160 (Trigonometry), as appropriate. If you earn credit for fundamentals of algebra (Level 1), you can continue into college algebra (Level 2). If you earn credit for college algebra (Level 2 or Level 3), you can continue into trigonometry (Level 4).

Once you successfully complete Fast Track, S&T's Math Placement Advisor and an academic advisor from your department will contact you to help change your fall course schedule to accommodate your new math course.

For incoming students, Fast Track costs $650, payable upon registration.

After registration, Pell Eligible students will receive a refund of $151, making the total cost of the program just $499.

Since Fast Track can result in 3-8 credits earned, this is a substantial savings. If you took a 3 credit course from S&T in Summer 2024, it would cost over $1200 for Missouri residents and over $3000 for non-residents.

*ACT NOW! SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS JULY 10, 2024.*

To register, you'll want to have the following information ready:

- The email you used to log in to Slate (this is what you'll need first)
- Your S&T Student ID Number
- Your S&T email
- A valid method of payment

Once you're ready to register, click here.

If you have any questions about Fast Track through Calculus, contact Prof. Fitch.